Most Patriotic Rock Songs

Great Rock n' Roll music is one thing and great Rock n' Roll with a purpose is another. These songs had tremendous emotional impact on my life and I don't even think I can listen to one of these without a tear or struggling to hold down that lump in my throat.
The Top Ten
1 Civil War - Guns N' Roses Civil War - Guns N' Roses Cover Art

Axl at his prime looking beyond the bottle whipped out this little masterpiece.

2 Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix (Live at Woodstock) Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix (Live at Woodstock) Cover Art

I feel like something very precious is slipping away from me when I hear this. I don't hear it too often, but when I do I cry.

This is definitely not a patriotic song, Jimi uses the national anthem to criticize Vietnam War

3 Don't Tread on Me - Metallica Don't Tread on Me - Metallica Cover Art
4 Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen Cover Art

This is by far the best patriotic song ever. Bruce really captures what it means to be an American, and shoves it down everyones throats in a super powerful and... Well American kind of way. Patriotism doesn't get any stronger than this song. The epitome of being an American.

Wow this is an anti-American, anti-war song. Not patriotic at all, this is THE most misunderstood song ever, people these days are not very smart.

Not patriotic, it is an anti-war and anti-American song. People need to read the lyrics. When Reagan used it, Springsteen told him to screw off.

I was stationed in Iceland with the U.S. navy and we played this on the Fourth of July. CPT Burns, USA (ret)

5 Rockin' In the Free World - Neil Young Rockin' In the Free World - Neil Young Cover Art

If this song is playing, everyone is singing and banging through the chorus. The song captures how things felt for me during the Viet Nam years, coming of age in such a spectacularly heady time. Neil Young definitely has a voice, physically and conceptually, that communicates to me and for me.

6 Pink Houses - John Mellencamp Pink Houses - John Mellencamp Cover Art

If you ever changed the radio station when this song came on; Shame, shame, shame...

To me... This sums up the American soul of John Mellencamp.

7 Freedom - Rage Against the Machine Freedom - Rage Against the Machine Cover Art

This song is the oppressed inner voice within.

This song is not patriot! Listen to the words people. It says "freedom? Yeah right" this band is the most un patriotic band out there. Which sucks cause the music kicks ass.

8 Masters of War - Bob Dylan Masters of War - Bob Dylan Cover Art

Definitely an all time favorite, at the time this was a
Song for our " Generation ".

Bob wont pull your leg. He calls it like he sees it.

9 The Ghost of Tom Joad - Rage Against the Machine The Ghost of Tom Joad - Rage Against the Machine Cover Art

This is a copycat of Bruce Springsteen's Ghost of Tom Joad. This band killed the song...

This song is more sobering than a 12-step meeting.

10 Bullet the Blue Sky - U2 Bullet the Blue Sky - U2 Cover Art

Bar-none; it's more American than Irish.

The Contenders
11 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover Art

This is not a pactrotic song

12 God Bless the U.S.A. - Lee Greenwood God Bless the U.S.A.  - Lee Greenwood Cover Art

The best patriotic Pop/Rock ever. CPT Burns USA (ret)

13 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance Cover Art
14 Declaration Day - Iced Earth
15 Slanias Song - Eluveitie Slanias Song - Eluveitie Cover Art

Folk/Pagan Song in the Gaulish language. According to the band themselves: "It's a pretty patriotic song actually - a kind of love song for ones' tribe's homeland if you want."

16 Dance in the Rain - Megadeth Dance in the Rain - Megadeth Cover Art
17 Take No Prisoners - Megadeth Take No Prisoners - Megadeth Cover Art
18 Sweet Home Alabama Sweet Home Alabama Cover Art
19 We're an American Band - Rob Zombie We're an American Band - Rob Zombie Cover Art
20 Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 Cover Art
21 Land of Hope and Dreams - Bruce Springsteen
22 America - Imagine Dragons America - Imagine Dragons Cover Art
23 Mitro - Cryptic Fate Mitro - Cryptic Fate Cover Art
24 Jack & Diane - John Mellencamp Jack & Diane - John Mellencamp Cover Art
25 Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix Cover Art

Totally patriotic

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